On Tuesday, Apple Computer upgraded the Macbook Pros to the Intel Core 2 Duo, leaving the basic Macbooks unchanged. The move comes right after Apple reported terrific 3rd-quarter earnings and is timed for the holiday season. Now, the Macbook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch laptops will make the leap to the Intel Core 2 Duos. As with the 20-inch and 24-inch iMacs, the 15- and 17-inch Macbook Pros will let users select the Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.16 GHz) and up to 3 GB of RAM. They will also come with an option for the T7600 (2.33 GHz), the highest clocking Core 2 Duo processor to date. Prices start at $ 2,799 for the 17-inch and $ 2,499 for the 15-inch with the T7600 processor, and $ 1,999 for the 15-inch with the T7400 processor.

On Tuesday, Apple Computer upgraded the Macbook Pros to the Intel Core 2 Duo, leaving the basic Macbooks unchanged. The move comes right after Apple reported terrific 3rd-quarter earnings and is timed for the holiday season. Now, the Macbook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch laptops will make the leap to the Intel Core 2 Duos. As with the 20-inch and 24-inch iMacs, the 15- and 17-inch Macbook Pros will let users select the Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.16 GHz) and up to 3 GB of RAM. They will also come with an option for the T7600 (2.33 GHz), the highest clocking Core 2 Duo processor to date. Prices start at $ 2,799 for the 17-inch and $ 2,499 for the 15-inch with the T7600 processor, and $ 1,999 for the 15-inch with the T7400 processor.